IP Planet and NDS Demonstrate a Joint Solution for Interactive Broadcasting Designed to Revolutionize the Broadcasting Industry

Syncast(TM), by IP Planet and NDS Present an End-to-End Solution For

Interactive Content Creation and Delivery at NAB 2001



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from IP Planet

    LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- IP Planet
 announced today at NAB 2001 (April 23 - 25, 2001) that the company will be
 demonstrating its joint solution with NDS Group plc (Nasdaq:   NNDS; EASDAQ) at
 the NDS booth (#S4119).  The two companies have partnered, using Syncast and
 NDS MediaStorm(TM), to provide a comprehensive solution for the creation,
 editing and delivery of interactive content over broadband IP and digital TV
 networks.
     The Syncast platform enables broadcasters and content providers to
 integrate interactivity with their existing video content, providing a
 fascinating interactive user experience.  Syncast-enabled broadcasters will
 benefit from new revenue streams for existing content and will reach new and
 highly targeted audiences.
     NDS MediaStorm is a high volume, fast, secure IP data and MPEG video
 delivery system allowing cost-effective datacasting of multimedia rich
 content.  With its extensive set of APIs, it can easily be integrated with
 third party applications.  The NDS MediaStorm server provides content
 aggregation, arbitration, scheduling, and bandwidth allocation.  It is the
 most efficient way to distribute rich, high-bandwidth content to a large
 number of viewers.
     "Together with NDS, we are providing a turnkey solution enabling
 broadcasters to quickly and easily compete in the rapidly evolving eTV
 market," said Erez Gissin, CEO of IP Planet.  "We welcome visitors to the NDS
 booth to view a live demonstration of the first-class interactive broadcasting
 solution."
 
     The Syncast - NDS MediaStorm solution provides:
     * Transmit once to many users over any IP network: xDSL, Satellite, Cable,
       terrestrial (LMDS) or other
     * Access to new markets and targeted audiences
     * Interaction with TV content with or without a return channel
     * Leverage of existing content to create new revenue streams
     * New revenue streams, by leveraging existing content creatively
 
     Visitors to the NDS booth will be able to view the complete
 Syncast-MediaStorm process -- from creating an interactive application,
 to real-time content modification, to broadcasting on a broadband PC network.
 
     About IP Planet
     Established in January 1999, IP Planet Network Ltd. is a pioneering
 provider of cross-media solutions for interactive content creation and
 delivery.
     IP Planet maintains its headquarters, a development centre and a Network
 Operations Centre in Israel and European offices, Syncast GmbH, in Germany,
 and IP Planet B.V. in the Netherlands.  With offices in these international
 locations, IP Planet is well positioned to leverage Israel's high-tech human
 capital and the global broadband, digital TV and Internet markets.
 
     About NDS
     NDS Group plc is a leading supplier of open conditional access software
 and interactive systems for the secure delivery of entertainment and
 information to television set-top boxes and personal computers.  The company
 also develops secure datacasting solutions for the distribution of data and
 multimedia.  See www.nds.com for more information.
 
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SOURCE IP Planet
    LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- IP Planet
 announced today at NAB 2001 (April 23 - 25, 2001) that the company will be
 demonstrating its joint solution with NDS Group plc (Nasdaq:   NNDS; EASDAQ) at
 the NDS booth (#S4119).  The two companies have partnered, using Syncast and
 NDS MediaStorm(TM), to provide a comprehensive solution for the creation,
 editing and delivery of interactive content over broadband IP and digital TV
 networks.
     The Syncast platform enables broadcasters and content providers to
 integrate interactivity with their existing video content, providing a
 fascinating interactive user experience.  Syncast-enabled broadcasters will
 benefit from new revenue streams for existing content and will reach new and
 highly targeted audiences.
     NDS MediaStorm is a high volume, fast, secure IP data and MPEG video
 delivery system allowing cost-effective datacasting of multimedia rich
 content.  With its extensive set of APIs, it can easily be integrated with
 third party applications.  The NDS MediaStorm server provides content
 aggregation, arbitration, scheduling, and bandwidth allocation.  It is the
 most efficient way to distribute rich, high-bandwidth content to a large
 number of viewers.
     "Together with NDS, we are providing a turnkey solution enabling
 broadcasters to quickly and easily compete in the rapidly evolving eTV
 market," said Erez Gissin, CEO of IP Planet.  "We welcome visitors to the NDS
 booth to view a live demonstration of the first-class interactive broadcasting
 solution."
 
     The Syncast - NDS MediaStorm solution provides:
     * Transmit once to many users over any IP network: xDSL, Satellite, Cable,
       terrestrial (LMDS) or other
     * Access to new markets and targeted audiences
     * Interaction with TV content with or without a return channel
     * Leverage of existing content to create new revenue streams
     * New revenue streams, by leveraging existing content creatively
 
     Visitors to the NDS booth will be able to view the complete
 Syncast-MediaStorm process -- from creating an interactive application,
 to real-time content modification, to broadcasting on a broadband PC network.
 
     About IP Planet
     Established in January 1999, IP Planet Network Ltd. is a pioneering
 provider of cross-media solutions for interactive content creation and
 delivery.
     IP Planet maintains its headquarters, a development centre and a Network
 Operations Centre in Israel and European offices, Syncast GmbH, in Germany,
 and IP Planet B.V. in the Netherlands.  With offices in these international
 locations, IP Planet is well positioned to leverage Israel's high-tech human
 capital and the global broadband, digital TV and Internet markets.
 
     About NDS
     NDS Group plc is a leading supplier of open conditional access software
 and interactive systems for the secure delivery of entertainment and
 information to television set-top boxes and personal computers.  The company
 also develops secure datacasting solutions for the distribution of data and
 multimedia.  See www.nds.com for more information.
 
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